Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Moved by Faith: A Call for Peace in Sudan

Current events in Sudan are dire, and it is critical that the faith community revive engagement with Sudan not only in their local community, but also internationally. This summer clergy of all denominations will unite in prayer for the people of Sudan. Together, we can keep loud the drumbeat for engagement on peace and security for all of Sudan. For more information, go to: http://www.savedarfur.org/pages/moved_by_faith_a_call_for_peace_in_sudan

Join other faith leaders in signing the letter calling on President Obama to continue his work for lasting peace in Sudan.

Signing the letter is only the first step. The weekend of August 28th-30th, just before the U.S. takes the Presidency of the UN Security Council in September, communities of faith will unite in prayer and action for Sudan. Sign up as a Congregation of Conscience for forthcoming details.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Darfur Calls

Come see this performance of an original script written by Michael Hardy, Kathleen Kardon, and Rachelle Neuman, based on the genocide in Darfur. Performed at Travis Park United Methodist Church, July 19, 9 and 11 AM.

After the Nazi Holocaust, many people said, “Never again,” but in the sixty-plus years since, there have been more genocides than ever before in history.

Barry Block, senior Rabbi at Temple Beth-El, commissioned the Temple ’s theatre group to produce a play in order to educate the public about the tragedy in Sudan, Africa. Darfur Calls-a Trial for Humanity-a Trial of Conscience opens with an African interpretive dance and then moves into a trial in which an average woman, Miriam, is held accountable for her lack of response to the Darfur genocide. Audiences will hear witnesses from both sides and then will have to decide whether or not Miriam is responsible and, in the process, learn what they can do to help.

The writers’ hope is that the words, “Never again,” will never again be empty words.